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pluric
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2018-02-25 20:57:07  

I'm always messing around making targets for air guns. So many I've' forgotten where I've put them and what I've made. They turn up in a storage garage all the time. This weekend I was making 100 yard targets and some metal hanging balls for closer range. Pretty simple bend a U frame and weld some  nuts to the ends to hold the target bar.

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They fold flat for transport.

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I like electrical boxes to use for a rubber landscape mulch holder. I cut a hole a little smaller than a standard size paper.

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When the box is filled with mulch I put a piece of cardboard on top and the target page on top of that. Close the lid and it's held firmly in place. When it's shot up I replace the cardboard and shoot it up again.

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Some boxes have their own lock, others I just add a hasp.

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2019-04-14 22:28:26  

Nice work! I especially liked the ritz crackers idea. I'm doing research now and mulling over options. I've been mulling over some sort of IDPA-ish steel target for dust devils (probably without the head), and  maybe a center clanger so you can tell from sound if you're in the high scoring part.


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pluric
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2019-06-18 12:20:17  

This year the Utah R.M.A.C. (Rocky Mountain Airgun Challenge) had a first place prize of $10,000 for the 100 yard event. They have announced it will be $20,000 for 2020. Worth practicing for so I made a metal quadrant circle target the same size as the 100 yard paper target. Made a large square one too.

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After participating I have a few target modifications I want to suggest for the event. I made a lot of the targets they use so it helped to see the course and get an idea of the layout. 


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Davec107
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2019-06-18 18:41:05  

They look great, looks like you have been busy since RMAC. I thought you only made targets in the winter 😀

Dave...


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pluric
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2019-06-19 11:23:04  
Posted by: Davec107

They look great, looks like you have been busy since RMAC. I thought you only made targets in the winter 😀

Dave...

Busted. 🤣  That was my intent but I wanted to try a couple ideas why they were fresh on my mind. I'll post some new combinations soon. What killed me was I ran into David Corder at RMAC who makes the quadrant targets for AoA. Just the nicest guy. He gave me direction to the pipe material and a carbide shop saw he recommends. So I bought the metal and saw and it's a game changer! I asked if he had any patents or objection to me making similar quadrants and he was totally cool with me making whatever. I think he took it over from Steelplinkers. 

With summer finally here the water is calling so I do plan on cutting back. The shop did say they were out of Know Your Limit targets and after seeing what three days of pellet barrage did to the event targets I may have to bring them home to the "Target Hospital" and perform some reconstructive surgery. 😉 


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Davec107
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2019-06-19 17:00:47  

Makita 12 inch carbide chop saw. It is night and day difference in speed and cut quality over an abrasive chop saw. They are pricey, but quality is soooo much better. If you get good quality blades they can be resharpened and missing teeth replaced. Cuts just have a slight bur on one edge and usually no need to run a bit thru the inside of tube as it comes out clean..

 

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pluric
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2019-06-19 18:04:12  

Well that isn't embarrassing at all. 😨 I didn't even look at the forum name and put together that it was you responding to my post. I swear I get more brain dead everyday. Let me publicly thank you again for your advice and kind permission to plagiarize your work.

Rick  


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Davec107
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2019-06-20 17:44:36  

Lol, hey Rick if your bringing targets in for hospital work, please do not repair that fariswheel of humiliation/despair. It kicked my rear at RMAC


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pluric
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2019-06-20 18:03:31  
Posted by: Davec107

Lol, hey Rick if your bringing targets in for hospital work, please do not repair that fariswheel of humiliation/despair. It kicked my rear at RMAC

I had a AoA shooter come up to me the first day and rave how fun it was and how much he liked it. The next day he teasingly cursed me for making it. It can humble a shooter. I'm thinking of making one more to keep for practice. My son has the timing down great and rocks it. I'm just throwing lead out there with my fingers crossed. 🤒 


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Frank in Fairfield
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2019-06-20 19:48:24  

I had one of the original Steelplinkers that you drove into the ground.

Didn’t like it and ask Dave C for a base.

I also have a two paddle swinger.

I tried to put them together.

I used JB Weld epoxy to hold on the Yellow one.

I guess I will either have to use the regular JB Weld or have it welded on...

Stay safe and free..


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Davec107
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2019-06-20 20:50:10  

Hey Frank, bring it with you to Yolo this weekend and I'll take it home and weld it and return it next match if you want..

Dave


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pluric
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2019-06-20 23:35:31  
Posted by: Frank in Fairfield

I had one of the original Steelplinkers that you drove into the ground.

Didn’t like it and ask Dave C for a base.

I also have a two paddle swinger.

I tried to put them together.

I used JB Weld epoxy to hold on the Yellow one.

I guess I will either have to use the regular JB Weld or have it welded on...

I can't imagine JB weld working for holding a target. I'd go for the weld. Nice shooting on the 3 way spinner. I was just getting ready to weld one up.

Target 1

The other ones are going to be a combo hanger. At the last event you got  a point for hitting a hanging silhouette. I thought it might be fun to put a smaller spinner inside it and give more points for hitting it. The extra challenge being they are timed events so you have to decide if it's worth spending it taking the care to get it in the sights or just go for the large option. Also on the larger silhouettes I'll try to put them in the smallest area so if you do miss the spinner you may miss the whole target.


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Frank in Fairfield
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2019-06-21 07:33:28  

I think I will stop by the muffler shop and ask a favor....

Stay safe and free..


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pluric
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2019-07-02 12:43:37  

Trying a few ideas to pitch for next years RMAC event. I thought adding a spinner inside the hanging target and giving it a bonus point value would be a fun upgrade. They are timed events so you are already pressed to find the hangers at different distances then have to decide is it worth the time to focus on the mini spinner? Also it could give shooters who fell behind hope of getting "back in the game" if they could hit the extra points option. The quadrant was just something I wanted to make in a smaller version. Quadrants are pretty labor intensive.

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The quadrant is made to breakdown so I added a couple holders to my target stand and can use it on that as well.

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pluric
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2019-07-18 12:25:07  

One of the Texas Star spinning targets I made went to the shooting event without armor. I think people were using the leg as a sighter. 😮  

Carnage

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Told them I'd do a little warranty work on it and replaced the stand and put 3/16 flat plat on the legs. I can't bitch about the .30 guns being used because I was shooting one as well. 😳 

All happy and ready to take on another event.

Carnage b

 

 


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pluric
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2019-08-06 13:45:26  

My first try at a remote control reset knock down target. The plan is to make two of these for a speed challenge event. Did 15 knockdowns intentionally so there would be a mandatory magazine change and the 8 shot magazine guns would have more level playing field. The last shot would be for the final knock down to determine who got there first.

Ordered some 12v linear actuators from ebay. Didn't have a clue how much travel I would need so I started with 8 inches. Turns out for this project 4 inches is fine. I know there's a dirty joke in there somewhere. 😜  Anyway, found a relatively high speed (50mm a second) actuator and made this. I wish I could upload a video. It takes three seconds to reset, another three to lower the reset bar. I walked out about 75 yards and the remote still triggered the actuator so that should be plenty. I will add the front armor later when the second one is done. 

Power

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fwwbronco
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2019-08-15 11:17:19  

@pluric great idea with the cracker holder

 

 


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Airgun-Channel
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2019-08-15 12:44:31  

Holy crap!!! That's awesome! -Nate

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